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We Prepare for the Messiah

I leave you with this and hope, whatever your faith and beliefs are, you enjoy your holiday at or close to this time of the year. Take care, enjoy those closest to you, and together we make the world a better place.

O Wisdom,
O holy Word of God,
you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care:

 O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel,
you showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush
and you gave the holy law on Mount Sinai:

 O Flower of Jesse’s stem,
you have been raised up as a sign for all people;
kings stand silent in your presence;
the nations bow down in worship before you:

 O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel,
you [not the systems of this world] control

at your will the gate of heaven:
Come break down the prison walls of death.

 O Radiant Dawn,
splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
Come shine on those who dwell in darkness

and the shadow of death.

 O, King of all the nations,
the only joy of every human heart;
O Keystone of the mighty arch of humankind:
Come and save these creatures you fashioned from the dust.

 O, Emmanuel,
God-With-Us, king and lawgiver,
desire of the nations, Savior of all people:
Come and set us free. d
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.”


Father Richard Rohr is a leading ecumenical teacher who transcends religious and spiritual boundaries.

Stay human my friends.

About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

27 responses »

  1. Christmas, a time for paying attention to family and friends. Have a good festive time.

  2. Beautiful! Thank you Ivon! God bless u!

  3. LaDona's Music Studio

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  4. Beautiful Ivon, and happy Sabbatical from WordPress-:)

  5. Excellent. Inspirational.

    God is proud of His Divinity in Sri Krishna.
    Man is proud of his humanity in Sri Krishna.

  6. That is beautiful, Ivon. Thanks for sharing. You have been an inspiration to me this year. I appreciate your hard work and your beautiful, kind and wise words. I hope you continue to have a wonderful holiday season. Marsha 🙂

  7. There is an Online Christmas Party at Marsha Lee’s Blog! Celebrating my birthday and Christmas! Feel free to stop by and celebrate!
    Merry Christmas!
    Renee 🙂

  8. All the best to you during this holiday season and throughout 2013!

  9. A wonderful feed of bounty for my spirit and my heart! A wonderful blessing to share…i enjoyed it so very much! Thanks my friend and brother, what you always bring to us is a meal of knowledge so worthwhile! God bless!

  10. Thank you for this post. I am not late in reading it, Come Lord Jesus everyday. I thank you also for the link to Father Richard Rohr.

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